Judge: Ventnor woman charged with killing mother, grandmother ‘manifested extreme violence’
A Ventnor woman charged with beating her mother and grandmother to death with a nightstick has agreed to remain in jail while her case moves forward.
Addressing the courtroom Thursday during a pretrial detention hearing, Judge Bernard DeLury said Heather Barbera, 42, “manifested extreme violence” and would pose a flight risk if she was released from the Atlantic County Jail. Last month, the woman fled to New York City on a bus after killing her grandmother Elaine Rosen, 87, and mother Michelle Gordon, 67, and stealing her mother’s credit cards, authorities said. Jessica Griffin Heather Barbera appears at court for a hearing in Mays Landing, New Jersey, Friday, August 3, 2018. Barbera faces murder charges for the beating deaths of her mother and grandmother in Ventnor.
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